Not cool New York Times.
In the flurry of getting out Golden Globes red carpet photos, the New York Times captioned a photo with TV legend Norman Lear, “Norman Lear and a guest.” The only problem is that Lear’s “guest” is Rita Moreno, who has a career spanning 70 years and is one of 12 people to have won an EGOT, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. She also won a Golden Globe in 1962 for “West Side Story” while we’re at it.
And Lear noticed, tweeting back at the Times with his own, amended caption.
New York Times does not use Rita Moreno’s name, instead calls her “a guest.” Rita Moreno is one of 12 EGOTs in history – she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. pic.twitter.com/gXGPsppZUt
— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 8, 2018
.@TheRitaMoreno and guest.
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 8, 2018
Thankfully, the Times has since fixed the caption to properly attribute them both.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 8, 2018
Lear and Moreno, who are 95 and 86 respectively, played the part of America’s grandparents and rode onto the red carpet on a scooter, not without a little trouble.
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 7, 2018
Moreno currently stars in a remake of Lear’s “One Day at a Time,” and Lear was recently recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors.